Open Source Guide: The Future of Government Technology

The Current State of Government Open Source

The terms “open” and “government” traditionally have been mutually exclusive. But that has changed. Today public officials at the federal, state, and local levels recognize that to truly be a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, they can’t operate in a closed, siloed environment.

As official search for ways to increase capabilities, transparency, and citizen engagement while decreasing spending, one solution is continuously bubbling to the top: open source technology.

This guide looks at why open source approaches are good for governments at all levels. The guide includes:

Case studies from Federal, State, and Local governments using open source
Interviews with open source experts including Michael Migurski, CTO at Code for America
Forecasts on what to expect from open source in 2015